The Hills Are Alive . . .

. . . With The Sound of Music.

Photo by Tracy Tomb.

The official news release is set out below. It's kind of dry, but it contains most of the basic facts. Of course they leave out the exciting detail that Maria will be starring in the role of Maria. This has generated all sorts of excitement around the Hobbled Household. We are all looking forward to the shows.


ROSEVILLE, MN, Feb. 22, 2012 ---Roseville Area High School will present the beloved classic, “The Sound of Music,” March 9 – 11, at the high school’s Nielsen Performing Arts Center.

“The Sound of Music,” a musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein, is based on the true story of Maria Von Trapp, a young woman who leaves her convent in Salzburg, Austria, to become governess for seven mischievous children of a retired naval captain. Maria’s sense of humor and adventure, along with her love of music, win the children over and eventually she and the widowed captain fall in love. The story plays out against the backdrop of the beginning of World War II.

“The Sound of Music” opened on Broadway in 1959 and was turned into a major motion picture in 1965, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The movie won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture of the year.

“The Sound of Music” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. Reserved seat tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. General admission seating is $5.

A special Senior Matinee will be presented on Wednesday, March 7, at 1 p.m. This performance is free for area seniors.

Online reservations are available at or call 651-604-1481. Roseville Area High School is located at 1240 County Road B2 West in Roseville.


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